NOPD: Man arrested for battery on officers

NOPD: Man arrested for battery on officers
Antonio Morgan, 18 (Source: NOPD)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A man was arrested for battery on a police officer after a traffic stop in eastern New Orleans.

Antonio Morgan, 18, was stopped near the intersection of Wilson Ave. and Chef Menteur Hwy.

Morgan allegedly struck the officers and fled the scene on foot. He was taken into custody after a brief chase.

Morgan is charged with battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, illegal possession of a stolen firearm and possession of narcotics.

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